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Office of Grants & Sponsored Projects
Kent State University at Stark
133H Main Hall
6000 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720

Theresa Ford
Grants Administrator
330-244-3580
330-494-0744 Fax
tford15@kent.edu
IMAGE: Grants & Sponsored Projects

Recent Awards

2014

Moon-Heum Cho, Ph.D., 2014 Kent State University Research Council, Research Travel Grant, to develop a psychometric scale to measure students’ online self-regulated learning, $499.

Christina Convertino, Ph.D., Kent State University Research Council, 2014 Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, $6,500.

Kent State University at Stark, Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Means Internships and Coops program, for internships in the private sector and a two-year graduate assistantship to develop an internship program, $98,985 (Kent State University at Stark partnered with PI, Kent State University, $562,371).

Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Ph.D., federally funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Program and administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers of Grades 4 – 9, with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher Fenk, $137,507.

Matthew S. Lehnert, National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program, Acquisition of an Intuitive Multi-Touch Scanning Electron Microscope to Enhance Research as well as Undergraduate Student Research and Natural Science Courses, with co-PIs Kim Finer, Eric Taylor, Carrie Schweitzer and Jeremy Green, $161,039.

Victor Pavona, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Small Business Development Center’s Program, The Entrepreneur Experience, $5,000.

Victor Pavona, Subaward Ohio Development Services Agency/U.S. Small Business Administration, $67,188.

Faith Shaeffer-Polen, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp, Career-Ready Internships, $150,000.

Deb Shelestak, Ph.D., R.N., Health Foundation of Greater Massillon, Glucose and Cholesterol Monitoring Project, $1,693.

Amber Wallace, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program, $13,589.

2013

Christina Convertino, Ph.D., 2013 EHHS Pre-tenure Faculty Research Development Award, for the current phase of a longitudinal ethnographic study exploring the impact of place-based curricula on the educational lives of underserved youth, $1,500.

Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Ph.D., federally funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Program and administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers of Grades 4 – 9, with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher Fenk, $121,571.

Kevin Leitner, National Association of College Stores (NACS) Foundation Grant to attend the Conference for College Retailers (CAMEX) in March 2014.

Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., Kent State University College of Business, Exploring the Relationship between Domestic Investment and Foreign Aid: Does Political Instability Matter?, $2,500.

Victor Pavona, Subaward Stark County Regional Planning Commission/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CDBG FY13 Kent Stark Micro Enterprise Development Program, $31,421.

Gail F. Pukys, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program, $19,078.

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Kent State University, Division of Research, Outstanding Research and Scholar Award.

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Kent State University Foundation Grant, for the purchase of microscopes and other laboratory materials for teaching in Geology, $21,000.

Faith Sheaffer-Polen, Subaward Ohio Development Services Agency/U.S. Small Business Administration, Stark Campus SBDC FY2013, $69,400.

Deb Shelestak, Ph.D., R.N., Austin-Bailey Foundation for Health and Wellness, an Intravenous Simulator for the expanded facilities of new sciences building, $17,000.

Lori G. Wilfong, Ph.D., Ohio Department of Education, Early Literacy and Readiness Grant, Developing Leadership in Literacy, with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Denise Morgan, in conjunction with Rootstown Local Schools, Woodridge Local Schools and Maple Heights City Schools, $250,000.

2012

Penny L. Bernstein, Ph.D., The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, Making the Invisible Visible:  Water Quality Testing Contaminants and Revealing Their Link to Our Health, $300,000.

Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Ph.D., federally funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Program and administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers of Grades 4 – 9, with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher Fenk, $122,018.

Robert Miltner, Ph.D., Ohioana Book Award for Poetry finalist, for his book of prose poems, Hotel Utopia (New Rivers Press, 2011).

Victor C. Pavona, Ohio Development Services Agency, Small Business Development Center, $92,400.

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D., National Science Foundation, Diversity of Decapod Crustaceans Through Time Based on a Unique Species-Level Database, Principal Investigator with Co-Principal Investigator Rodney M. Feldmann, $100,000.

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D., National Science Foundation, Paleobiogeographic Impact of New Fossil Arthropods from the Middle Triassic Luoping Lagerstatte, Yunnan, China, Additional Participant, with Principal Investigator Rodney M. Feldmann, $15,340.

Amanda L. F. Weyant, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Technology Grants for Students with Disabilities, $21,620.

2011

Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Ph.D., federally funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Program and administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers of Grades 4 – 9, with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher Fenk, $128,855.

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D., National Science Foundation, Catalyzing New International Collaborations, Decapod Crustaceans in a Triassic Lagerstatte in China, Co-Principal Investigator with Principal Investigator Rodney M. Feldmann, $12,380.
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